How It Works

ENTER YOUR SONG
THE OPEN LABS “STAGELIGHT MONTHLY MUSIC CONTEST II” IS A NO PURCHASE NECESSARY CONTEST. The contest is open to individual, aspiring music artists who are 13 years and older. Your submission must be of an ORIGINAL SONG and you can submit more than one song per month. To submit, simply follow the upload instructions on the contest page and upload either an mp3 or .wav file of your song. Your original song can be with or without lyrics, but must be specific to the month’s genre (i.e. Rock, EDM, Hip Hop or Wild Card). If you haven’t already recorded your song, we recommend you use Stagelight – The Easy Way to Create Music. You can download the app for FREE here ($9.99/USD value).
MONTHLY JUDGING
A panel of qualified judges, determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will select the ten (10) entrants with the highest-scoring Submissions (“Winners”) based on the following Judging Criteria:

• Public Appeal
• Submission Fits to Monthly Contest Music Genre
• Creativity/Originality of Submission
• Recording Quality of Submission

GRAND PRIZE JUDGING
After the end of the Promotion Period, a panel of judges including members of Linkin Park will review the submission of the twelve (12) Monthly Contest First prize winners and will select the entrant with the highest-scoring Submission (“the Grand Prize winner”) based on the following Judging Criteria:

• Creativity/Originality of Submission
• Recording Quality and Appeal of Submission

CONTEST GRAND PRIZE
The grand prize winner (and companion) will be flown to an undisclosed location where the winner will spend a day in the studio with members of Linkin Park. The members of Linkin Park will mentor the winner and their song of choice. The grand prize winner is always encouraged to bring more than one song to the studio. For complete details of the Grand Prize, click here.

FAQ

GET YOUR FRIENDS TO VOTE
Use the share and vote icons on your song profile page to share your original song entry with friends and ask them to vote! Voters are automatically entered to win weekly sweepstakes prizes. One voter will win one prize every week for 55 weeks (APV $300/USD). Voting begins on Tuesday, March 14, 2016.
HOW OFTEN CAN PEOPLE VOTE?
Friends, fans, family, visitors and voters are encouraged to listen and vote as often as they like and on as many songs as they want, but can only vote once on a particular song per week.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SONG CONTEST AND THE SWEEPSTAKES?
The Monthly Song Contest(s) are limited to those submitting songs. The weekly Sweepstakes contest(s) are open to anyone (13 and older) wanting to listen and vote for their favorite songs.
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
Click here for a complete breakdown of prizes.
WHO WILL CONTACT ME IF I WIN A MONTHLY CONTEST OR A SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE?
If you win a monthly contest or a sweepstakes prize, please watch for an email from our agency, Hello World.
I’M HAVING TECHNICAL ISSUES AND HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONTEST. WHAT CAN I DO?

Contact us, click here.

IS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION SAFE?
Yes, your personal information is absolutely safe. You can read our privacy policy here.